News ticker: Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, Z Fold3, Z Flip3, Google Meet

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will likely get a familiar battery, while the Galaxy Z Fold3, Z Flip3 and Google Meet get updates.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE: Battery certification indicates imminent launch

The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is one step closer to its launch. This is supported by a new battery certification by the Safety Korea authority. The specified cell has the model number EB-BS711ABY, which matches the previous SM-S711 identifier of the upcoming Fan Edition. The battery is manufactured by Amperex, but the certification does not reveal anything about the capacity. According to previous rumours, this is 4,500 mAh and the charging speed is 25 watts.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is rumored to launch globally with Exynos 2200 chipsets. Samsung also installs 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage. The camera setup on the back is expected to be led by a 50 megapixel main camera and the market launch is said to be ahead of the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5. The new Samsung foldables should be unveiled in the last week of July.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 get June security patch in the US

A few days ago, Samsung released the June 2023 Android security update for the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4 in the US. Now it’s the turn of the two predecessors Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3.

The June 2023 Android security update is available for both carrier-bound and SIM-unlocked Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 devices in the US. For locked Fold3 and Flip3, the new firmware has version numbers F926USQS3FWE5 and F711USQS4FWE5. Unlocked models get the update with firmware versions F926U1UES3FWE1 and F711U1UES4FWE1.

If you live in the US and don’t see the update on your Galaxy Z Fold3 or Galaxy Z Flip3 yet, you can also check for it manually as usual. To do this, simply go to the Settings menu and start the manual search under Software update.


Google Meet app for Android: On-the-go for more security

In the latest APK teardown, 9to5Google discovered a strange new feature for the Google Meet app for Android. Apparently, Google wants to make conversations safer on the go with a feature called “On-the-go”.

The feature itself is very simple: as soon as Meet detects that you’re walking during a conference call, it prompts you to activate the “on-the-go” feature. This disables both the camera and the audio stream of the other participants. The other participants remain unaffected.

In addition, the app enlarges most of the buttons on the display, making them easier to see and reach. The main idea is to minimize distractions. As soon as the mobile phone’s motion sensors detect that you are standing still, it switches back to the standard view.


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